New eBook: How To Think Like A CEO


Understanding how others think is critical to influencing them and getting results. It’s the key to persuading people and moving them to action. My new eBook, How To Think Like A CEO , helps you look inside the brain of your CEO. I’ve been privileged in my career to work with dozens of CEOs. It’s through these defining moments that I’ve gained insights into how CEOs think and what they care about most.

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The 3 Best Leadership & Communication eBooks of 2013


Here are the most popular (meaning helpful) eBooks we published in 2013. Number 3: Bosses: Good vs. Bad- 6 Must-Do Strategies to Lead with Your Inner Angel People don’t quit jobs; they quit bosses. Are you leading and inspiring your team, or are you hurting your employees’ careers?

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New eBook: Tips, Tactics, and Strategies for Your Leadership Toolbox


If there’s one thing I can’t get enough of when it comes to leadership and communication, it’s strategies that work, best practices, and life lessons. I’m able to see what’s possible, and revel with our clients when it’s achieved. What are the posts that my clients would want to read?

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A Self-Coaching Guide for Career Women

Coaching Tip

Fellow executive coach Barbara McEwen and I have authored a self-coaching book for career women. The reason they attribute to their problem is that they have taken on too much! Career women, in particular, have come to believe it is their lot in life to be running on 8-cylinders day in and day out. . Women are dancing to a frenzied beat, believing just because they can, they think they should. ePub ebook Format for Nook and iPad) .

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How to Have Board-Level Conversations on LinkedIn

Women on Business

Board Guru™ Tracy Houston of Board Resource Services, LLC was kind enough to share her insights about how to use LinkedIn for board networking with Women on Business. To help you begin your own executive-level conversation on LinkedIn, here are a few ideas: Use your content.

Your Voice of Encouragement: How to Receive Feedback

Your Voice of Encouragement

skip to main | skip to sidebar Monday, November 29, 2010 How to Receive Feedback Knowing how to receive feedback is an acquired skill. That’s because it’s natural to become defensive, assign blame or offer excuses for your behavior.

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So You Want To Be A Leader? How To Unlock Your Leadership Destiny

Terry Starbucker

I remember the day I knew I really wanted to be a leader. I started my career as an accountant, right out of college. I obtained my CPA certificate, rose quickly through the ranks and within 5 years I was a Manager on the fast track to partner. I wanted to be a leader.

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When There is Never Enough Time

Coaching Tip

That is how our society now measures competence and success. It’s not about how busy you are, but rather feeling present and productive in every aspect of your life. In the book, “5 Gears: How to be present and productive when there is never enough time” by Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram present a revolutionary method to not only grow your relational intelligence, but increase your daily impact as well. How did that experience make you feel?

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When Doing It All Won't Do: A Self-Coaching Guide for Career Women

Coaching Tip

Fellow executive coach Barbara McEwen and I have authored a self-coaching book for career women that we will publish it next few days. The reason they attribute to their problem is that they have taken on too much!

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How to Encourage Someone

Your Voice of Encouragement

skip to main | skip to sidebar Monday, February 7, 2011 How to Encourage Someone When you encounter a person who’s discouraged, giving advice or offering solutions doesn’t help them. Millions of people need to view this.

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Women Business Leaders

Coaching Tip

Without a strong role model, women are unsure how to respond when they encounter such attitudes, especially when they are trying to launch their careers. In “UPSETTING THE TABLE: Women Mentoring Women” author Robbie Hardy, a technology sector veteran, has devoted a large portion of her career to mentoring other women. Through coaching and mentoring, women executives have the opportunity to pass on their experience to other women. .

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Developing a Habit to Think

Coaching Tip

It is important to spend time thinking strategically about the future of your business. Yet, most leadership teams fail to do so. They fail because they do not have a clear and simple way to get this strategic thinking time into their company routine or regular flight path. Maybe a fire to put out here and there? No leader is sitting on his or her butt waiting for something strategic to do! Self-Coaching for Career Women: . Getting to Know You.

10 Simple Tips To Attract The Best Clients.

Rich Gee Group

Most of all, you never know what to expect — one day no one is saying yes and the next, you close five clients. Here are my ten top strategies I use every day to make clients knock on my door: 1. Create packages to meet your client’s needs. What else do you do to get clients?

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How to Get Recognized as an Emerging Young Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

This post recently appeared in SmartBlog on Leadership : I recently asked readers to submit their burning leadership development questions. Those that get picked for a post will receive a free copy of my eBook. This question from Nicholas : “What are some good ways to get recognized as an emerging young leader in your organization without sounding like you''re trying to toot your own horn?” Propensity to lead. They step up to leadership opportunities.

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Interview with Mark McGuinness; Free eBook and Course

Rajesh Setty

So when Mark reached out to see if I wanted to be an affiliate for the new course he is launching, I didn’t hesitate for a second. I had an opportunity to talk to Mark about the eBook and here is the interview: RS: What is the ebook about and why did you write it?

Power: Why Some People Have it and Others Don't

Kevin Eikenberry

You may want it, wish you had it or wonder how to get it. The book’s stories range from politics to business to education to virtually every other walk of life. Would you like to have more of that? Do You Really Need a Meeting to Make a Decision?

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How to decide what to learn next

Rajesh Setty

I was in my high school and one of my Uncle’s friends had come to our home. It seemed like a naive question but because I was young, I asked the question anyway – “But why would you want to have degrees all three disciplines.” I still remember that meeting.

The Leadership Pipeline

CEO Blog

The Leadership Pipeline - How to Build the Leadership Powered Company by Ram Charan , Steve Drotter and Jim Noel was awesome. One thing I like about the book is it encourages organizations to look within for leaders. I do think it is good to have some outside talent but the culture of the organization is often best fostered by existing people. 1 - From managing self to others. Moving from technical proficiency to planning, delegation, coaching etc.

Your Voice of Encouragement: The Role of Personal Strengths in.

Your Voice of Encouragement

skip to main | skip to sidebar Monday, September 13, 2010 The Role of Personal Strengths in Leadership Having strong people skills is absolutely critical to being an effective leader. Think of the personal strengths you need to exercise in your work and personal life.

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The Most Frustrating Mistake Managers Make

Let's Grow Leaders

When managers see their role as a small cog in a bigger system they do whatever they can to fit in. Feeling powerless to change the game, they buckle down and support, but don’t inspire. Somehow they think this approach will inspire loyalty and translate to results.

SERVICE - Give Your Time and Talent to Benefit Others

Your Voice of Encouragement

skip to main | skip to sidebar Friday, October 22, 2010 SERVICE - Give Your Time and Talent to Benefit Others With all the demands in your own life, you may wonder how to squeeze in time to volunteer. How can you be of service to others on a daily basis?

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Your Voice of Encouragement: Your Attitude Affects Your Outcomes

Your Voice of Encouragement

skip to main | skip to sidebar Monday, January 3, 2011 Your Attitude Affects Your Outcomes Your attitude about a given situation has a huge impact on what you’ll say and do. You can choose to think in ways that can enrich your life or make you miserable.

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Training Middle Managers On People Management Basics


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Training Middle Managers On People Management Basics Here is a simple idea: Whenever you have a new manager (project manager/departmental leader) joining in your organization, put him/her through a simple training program on how to manage people.

Developing Leaders to Drive Business Results

Coaching Tip

Highly effective leadership is needed throughout every organization, from the first-level managers to the CEO. The chief human resources officer must take the lead in developing leadership programs, processes, and events to ensure that leaders are ready and effective. ebook at $.99).

Self Awareness Through Coaching

Coaching Tip

Only when we become aware of something, are we able to make choices as to the action we wish to take. Sometimes, just being aware, allows the problem to solve us --rather than requiring us to solve the problem. According to a survey done by the International Coach Federation (ICF) , as of 2012, there were more than 15,000 life coaches operating in the U.S. This skill, this ascertainment, is what they want so badly to share.

Improve Leadership Capabilities

Coaching Tip

The ability to lead--to make split-second decisions under "the fog of war" can mean life or death on the battlefield. The ability to motivate, inspire trust, and place value on every soldier's life is the backbone of SEALs leadership training. ebook at $.99).

Your Voice of Encouragement: Let's Celebrate!

Your Voice of Encouragement

skip to main | skip to sidebar Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Lets Celebrate! In honor of todays book launch of Bud to Boss by my friend and colleague Kevin Eikenberry , Im featuring a guest blog post from him. So, the question is, how do you do it? It is OK to celebrate!

Your Style of Leadership

Coaching Tip

Despite their best efforts, women still face obstacles pursuing a career and being a mother. . Unconscious to the many limitations placed on their choices, women still believe that they face a stark choice of either their careers or a happy home. With much research and learning from her own journey, Muna Jawhary wrote “Women and False Choice: The Truth about Sexism” to dispel the many myths we still have about women and men in society. You have to give up, to go up.

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Impact of Your Personality on Others

Coaching Tip

We would argue that one of the most exciting and often intimidating experiences of living is to gain a fuller understanding of one's self. Some of the hurdles of self-understanding include: a negative past experience; a need to be right; fear of change; avoidance, or simply not taking the time, to name a few. Self-knowledge comes when you are curious or confident enough to question your default behaviors. You want to know how to deal well with others.

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Integrating Your Feelings With Your Thoughts

Coaching Tip

Many women have some unique challenges when it comes to taking a stand and speaking up for themselves and others. Some women struggle with assertiveness , but if they are prone to anxiety and avoidance, it is especially difficult. Emotions are simply information to help guide your interactions with others and inform you when your need to assert yourself. The second reason emotions matter is because they allow you to connect with others.

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Living Longer

Coaching Tip

The prospect of living to the age of 100, once a rarity, has now become so commonplace that its implications for the way people plan their lives, as well as for governments, businesses, and public policy, can no longer be ignored. The book delivers straightforward and vital advice on both the risks and rewards of living much longer than ever imagined, and on how to make better decisions to be happier at each life stage. “We 99 ebook edition) .

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Coaching Tip

For the largest companies, this number rises to 94 percent. Inability to overcome these internal factors will cause two out of every three companies to stall out, be acquired or disappear within the next 15 years. Your To-Do-List Effectiveness?

Body Language Signals

Coaching Tip

Your ability to control your signals can have a profound impact on a negotiation. The body language signals you to convey, through your body language, what you say at the beginning to influence what happens during the negotiation. When you use body language, you have to be very astutely aware of how you are being perceived. . Always be willing to walk away from a negotiation. Calculate what you're going to walk away from.

10 Tips for Having 1 on 1 Meetings with Your Boss

Great Leadership By Dan

I recently asked readers to submit their burning leadership development questions. Those that get picked for a post will receive a free copy of my eBook. This question from Jennifer: “Can you give us some tips and tricks for 1X1 meetings with your boss, including how to prepare for the meeting and ways to discuss your career and goals?” I’ve written a post on the same topic for managers: How to Have an Effective 1 on 1.

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High Potential Leadership Profiles

Coaching Tip

Trait-based assessment data from your high potential population can be a gold mine of information about your organization, from recruiting practices to how leaders are likely to operate under stress. High potential programs bring value to the individual participants, by helping them reflect on their leadership strengths and areas for development. Right Management Publishes eBook on How to Develop Future Leaders.

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Women's Leadership Can Shatter Stereotypes

Coaching Tip

How can women leaders break through that brick wall of "b h"? How can they manage gender expectations and still successfully climb the corporate ladder? BREAKING THROUGH B H: How Women Can Shatter Stereotypes and Lead Fearlessly" takes an authoritative, sometimes controversial approach, using stories from executives at the highest corporate levels to show how women can hone their innate skills, rise to the top, and be effective, outstanding leaders.

Women and Time Management

Coaching Tip

Both society and individuals struggle with countless expectations, too much to do in too little time, and the fact that they receive little of the support or recognition they want—and deserve. . They then have proceeded to write a number of articles and books suggesting how she “fix” her problem. Executive coaches Barb McEwen and John Agno, have documented over three years, proven coaching solutions that have worked well for their career women clients. 99 eBook.

Performance Pressures that Organizations Face

Coaching Tip

Becoming the Change You Wish to See in the World. Three core dynamics--relational coordination, relational co-production, and relational leadership--need to be present at some level in order to successfully implement the structures that can effectively support them. Self-Coaching Leadership Books in ebook or paperback editions: . How to be the Leader.

The Power of Now

Coaching Tip

One way we cope with all sorts of stress--constant emails, texts, voice messages, people at work and at home pulling us in all directions, needing our attention--is to slow down and lower our expectations. What teaches us how spontaneity can be better influence on work and happiness than endless worrying about the past and future? Learn to coach and harness the power of a "now" strategy. Wanting to keep moving is a deeply powerful motivation. Guide to a Balanced Life.

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Leadership through Thinking Wrong

Coaching Tip

Is it easy to think wrong? The mainstream, understood norms of how things are supposed to get done. We might be encouraged with pat phrases and told to think "outside the box" or "disrupt," but the fact is, humans loathe disruption. We tend to return to the familiar, well-trodden paths in our brain--what is referred to as those long-established practices that control and bias the mind. At least not at first. And here's why.

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Becoming a Great Boss

Coaching Tip

If your employees brought their "A-Game" to work every day, what would it mean for your company's performance? But it doesn't have to be this way. Often, the difference between a group of indifferent employees and a fully engaged team comes down to one simple thing a great boss. In " How to Be a Great Boss," authors Gino Wickman and Rene Boer present a straight-forward, practical approach to help bosses at all levels of an organization get the most from their people.

Leadership Development Paradox

Coaching Tip

Training interventions were originally built around the classroom, and many organizations have been reluctant to stray from their roots. Compare these classroom training programs with six-months of weekly personal executive coaching for under $8,000 to create a positive leadership mindset.

Elevate Your Leadership

Coaching Tip

Author Jill Griffin in her new book, "EARN YOUR SEAT ON A CORPORATE BOARD: 7 Actions to Build Your Career, Elevate Your Leadership, and Expand Your Influence," said "You know, being on a corporate board is leadership at the highest level. All of these organizations seek talented people and we need them to have more access to those slots.". It would be safe to say that our country’s free enterprise systems depends on it. Attract Boards to You.